VBSR Virtual Training: Mental Health First Aid

Event Details:
When: December 7, 2021 9:00 am – December 7, 2021 4:00 pm
Location: Virtual Training

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers – $140
VBSR Members – $100

Registration is open

Event hosted by: VBSR



Join VBSR and The Richards Group for a training that will get you certified in Mental Health First Aid!

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that can help individuals across the community understand mental illnesses, support timely intervention and save lives. Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The course introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact and provides an overview of common treatments. Through role-playing and simulations, it demonstrates how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions; provide initial help; and connect people to professional, peer and social supports as well as self-help resources. To learn more about the Mental Health First Aid Training, visit: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/about/mental-health-first-aid/


This training will be presented by The Richards Group and participants will leave the training certified in Mental Health First Aid by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. The training will be led by Mental Health First Aid trainer Shannon Prescott of The Richards Group.


Participants will be required to attend the full training day (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) and complete two hours of pre-work ahead of the training on a learning management system associated with the training. The training will include 5.5 hours of live presentation and interactive work time, along with 1.5 hours of break time throughout the day. The schedule for the training day is as follows:

  • 9:00 – 10:30 Presentation and Interactive Work
  • 10:30 – 10:45  15 minute break
  • 10:45 – 12:00  Presentation and Interactive Work
  • 12:00 – 1:00  1 hour break
  • 1:00 – 2:30  Presentation and Interactive Work
  • 2:30 – 2:45  15 minute break
  • 2:45 – 4:00  Presentation and Interactive Work


Registration for this training will be limited to 12 participants.


This training will take place virtually, and the details to join the training will be sent via email to all who register, in advance of the event. Closed captioning via live transcription will be available during this workshop.


Meet Our Training Presenter:

Shannon Prescott


Shannon Prescott

Program Coordinator, The Richards Group

Shannon joined The Richards Group in 2011 with a background in sales management and marketing. She is the P&C Project Manager for our property and casualty clients. Shannon works with the sales team to ensure all client goals on our Service Performance plans are being met and oversees the plan throughout the policy year.

Shannon is a licensed P&C Producer, a Certified WorkComp Advisor, a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist and is an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry and Construction courses.

She assists clients with compliance and safety program evaluation and implementation, helping them achieve compliance with OSHA, DOT and DOL regulations. In addition, she provides First Aid/CPR courses and Mental Health First Aid courses.

Shannon serves on the Stone Soup Café Board, the VT Safety & Health Council, her local Youth Commission and is also an active member of the Massachusetts based, Franklin County Young Professionals, currently serving as the organization’s Chairperson.


Thank You to Our Training Sponsor:


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